Pendleton County 4-H Roundup was held April 3 at the Pendleton Community Building in Franklin. Twenty-two 4-H’ers participated in the 4-H talent show, three 4-H’ers entered the pledge contest, 12 4-H’ers competed in the cookie bake-off and seven 4-H’ers joined in the Lego building and speaking contest.
This event provided an afternoon of entertainment and fun for fellow 4-H’ers, friends and family members, according to Brooke Alt, Pendleton County extension agent.
In the talent show comedy division, North Fork 4-H members, Hannah Bennett, Callen Kisamore, Chloe Kisamore, Jax Bennett, Tori Heavner, Abby Judy, Vaylee Harper, Mason Harper, Ty Armentrout, Callie Judy, Cole L. Harper and Caleb Armentrout, presented “The Disappearing Bench.”
Ty Heavner and Marley Champ, both members of the Upper Tract 4-H Producers Club, and Ava Bowers, Sugar Grove Maple Leaves 4-H Club, played individual pieces on the piano in the instrumental division of the contest.
In the dance division, Phoebe Pownell of Franklin Mountaineers and Tia Heavner, Katie Keyser, Kallie Keyser, Marley Champ and Gracie Hedrick of the Upper Tract Producers performed a dance to the hit song “Fancy Like.” Carly and Claira Kimble of the Upper Tract Producers presented an energetic gymnastic routine.
All contestants received a ribbon for their participation.
The 4-H Roundup contest included participants in the pledge contest: Tori Heavner and Vaylee Harper, both members of the North Fork 4-H Club, and Marion Williams of the Sugar Grove Maple Leaves 4-H club. These contestants received a certificate and blue ribbon, along with a $5.00 scholarship for 2022 county camp.
Contestants in the Lego building and speaking contest included Ross Pownell of the Franklin Mountaineers, Owen Champ, Claira Kimble, Carly Kimble, Easton Boner, and Everette Boner, all members of the Upper Tract club, and Marion Williams from the Sugar Grove club. Ross Pownell and Williams tied for the grand prize in this event, receiving Lego building kits provided by the Pendleton County 4-H Leaders Association.
Cookie bake off contest participants included Kynleigh Sponaugle, Marion Williams and Ava Bowers, all members of the Sugar Grove club, Callen Kisamore and Madison Sword, both members of the North Fork club, Vivian Pownell and Phoebe Pownell of the Franklin Mountaineers club and Upper Tract 4-H members Carly Kimble, Claira Kimble, Addie Rexrode, Easton Boner and Everette Boner. Judge’s choice cookie was Madison Sword’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies, and people’s choice cookie was Callen Kisamore’s Cowboy cookies, both members of North Fork 4-H. They both received a full baking set, including bowls, measuring cups and measuring spoons provided by the Pendleton County 4-H Leaders Association.